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How AI is changing the game for ADHD management

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to make a difference for people with ADHD. From smart apps to virtual assistants and even personalised therapy, it could be a real game-changer for anyone dealing with ADHD’s everyday challenges.
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How AI is changing the game for ADHD management

27/09/2023
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Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to make a difference for people with ADHD. From smart apps to virtual assistants and even personalised therapy, it could be a real game-changer for anyone dealing with ADHD’s everyday challenges. 

You might think of AI as something from science fiction, controlling robots or self-driving cars. But it’s not all about high-end technology. It has taken off in recent years and people are now using it for a wide range of things. 

What is AI?

AI, or Artificial Intelligence, is like having a smart friend in the digital world. Imagine it as a computer or a program that can learn from information and experiences, a bit like how you learn from reading books or talking to people. 

It can do all sorts of helpful things. It can chat with you, like the voice assistant on your phone. It can look at lots of data and find patterns, which helps doctors make better decisions about your health. It can even help cars drive themselves safely.

Think of AI as a helpful tool that makes life easier and more exciting. It’s like having an online assistant who’s good at learning and helping you with all kinds of tasks.

Can AI help with ADHD?

Absolutely. AI can be a great assistant for people with ADHD. It can help you stay organised, remember important tasks, and even improve your focus. 

Imagine having a virtual assistant that sends you reminders for appointments or helps you create a to-do list. It can do that. It can also suggest ways to manage your time better, like breaking big tasks into smaller ones. 

Some apps and tools are designed specifically to support people with ADHD. They offer personalised strategies and tips to make daily life smoother. Our blogs apps for adults with ADHD and apps for students with ADHD outline lots of different apps to help you with your ADHD management. 

So, yes, AI can be a valuable ally for those with ADHD, offering support and making things a bit easier in our busy world. 

How do I use AI?

Using AI to help with ADHD is easier than you might think. You can use it for a range of everyday tasks. Here are a few ways that you can use it to improve your daily life: 

Task reminders 

You can send reminders for important things, like appointments or homework. You can set these up on your phone or computer. Just tell your virtual assistant what you need to remember and when, and it will give you a nudge when it’s time. Social media apps such as Snapchat now have AI assistants built into them.

To-do lists 

Create a to-do list with AI. Add to the list whenever you think of something you need to do. It can help you organise tasks and even set priorities, so you know what to tackle first. Apps such as Monday.com help you to set up automated to-do lists.

Time management 

Some apps can help you manage your time better. They might suggest breaking big tasks into smaller steps, so they feel less overwhelming. This can make it easier to stay on track. An example is trevorai.com This app allows you to time block and plan your day in advance. 

Focus and productivity 

There are even techniques to improve your focus. They might recommend techniques like the Pomodoro method, which involves working for a set time and then taking short breaks. Make writing tasks more productive with Grammarly

This app helps you to write mistake-free in Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and any other app you use. Even in text messages. 

Learning 

The great thing about AI is that it learns from you. Over time, it can understand your needs better and offer more personalised advice. So, the more you use it, the more helpful it becomes. 

To get started, you usually need to download an app or use a built-in virtual assistant on your device. Then, follow the instructions to set up reminders, create lists, and explore the features that can benefit you the most. 

Useful prompts for anyone with ADHD 

Once you’ve chosen an AI app to use, you can then enter prompts to help you with a specific task. Prompts can help in various aspects of your life, from managing tasks and appointments to improving focus and overall well-being. 

Here are some prompts to try in AI: 

  • Help me create a daily schedule with reminders for tasks and appointments.
  • Set up a medication reminder for (medication name) at (specific times).
  • Add ‘buy groceries’ to my to-do list and prioritise my tasks for today.
  • Recommend techniques to improve my focus and productivity while studying or working.
  • Provide time management tips to help me stay on track during the day.
  • Suggest ways to minimise distractions and stay focused on tasks.
  • Help me set SMART goals for the week and track my progress.
  • Optimise my morning routine to make it more efficient and less stressful.
  • Set reminders for short breaks during the day to practice mindfulness or relaxation exercises.
  • Recommend educational apps or resources to improve my time management and organisational skills.

Other uses for AI

AI is now used in everyday life from finance and education to manufacturing and entertainment. It’s a technology that continues to advance and impact our daily lives in many ways. You’ve probably been using it without knowing it. 

Virtual assistants such as Siri, Google Assistant, and Alexa can answer questions, set reminders, send messages, and control smart devices in your home.

Healthcare providers are using AI to help diagnose diseases, predict patient outcomes, and suggest treatment plans based on medical data and research. Read how the NHS is using AI HERE 

Online services, such as Netflix and Amazon, use AI to recommend films, products, and content based on your previous choices and preferences. 

AI-driven chatbots provide customer support on websites, social media, and messaging apps, offering quick responses to common queries. Chat is now a regular form of communication on many websites. 

It plays a crucial role in self-driving cars, helping them navigate, make decisions, and react to changing road conditions to improve safety and efficiency. Something we can expect to see more of in the future. 

The future 

The future holds enormous potential and could revolutionise many aspects of our lives. AI’s impact will continue to expand, making our lives more convenient, efficient, and sustainable, while also raising important questions and challenges that society will need to address.

In the future, doctors might use AI in ADHD evaluations to determine which type of ADHD someone has more accurately. This could lead to better treatment choices that match each person’s needs. There is an interesting article on the future of AI and diagnosis HERE

The University of Huddersfield is also working on a project to develop a solution for diagnosing ADHD in adults, shortening the time people will need to wait for a diagnosis.

As it becomes more integrated into our lives, there may be a growing need for ethical and legal frameworks to address issues related to privacy, bias, and accountability but the future is bright for those with ADHD. 

ADHD support 

Our team of experienced clinicians is on hand to provide expert insight, advice, support, and guidance on ADHD. Helping you to manage and embrace some of the challenges. 

For more information on how we can help you: 

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